Community discussion will cover living wage
06/11/2014 11:50 AM
06/11/2014 11:51 AM
The League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the North Carolina Justice Center will host a community discussion next week on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg living wage.
Alexandra Sirota of the North Carolina Justice Center will present the center’s 2014 Living Income Standard, which explains what families around North Carolina need to maintain an adequate living standard.
The Cities of Durham and Asheville, as well as Durham, Buncombe and Orange counties have enacted forms of living wage. However, Sirota said, those living wages fall short when it comes to reflecting the full cost of families’ needs.
Living wage measurements encompass basic budget costs, including child care, housing, transportation, insurance and taxes.
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